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Company with great ethics, only horrible management

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) in Hyderābād (India)

I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

1. You can control, which area you wish to build your expertise on.
2. Lots of great teams to work in.
3. Great perks.
4. Totally a personal call, if you wish to extend your peers as 'beer budies'.

Cons

1. Since recently, terrible politics has cropped up.
2. Leads/Management care about you, only if you don't spot the blemishes on their work.
3. Gaining visibility in teams has become such a necessary evil, that some would resort to doing some senseless work & canvass opinions from alike dumb leads (that other true contributors don't get their own due kudos for contribution).
4. Recently, Employee MS poll lost it's confidentiality & leads/Managers could specifically spot, what was each exployee's feedback on them( which was supposed to be highly confidential).

Advice to Management

Stop hiring/promoting works of female employees (in the name of acheiving diversity).
Stop calibrating on prejudice.
Stop making dirty politics against ICs, who've offered stringent feedback (lingo : Individual contributor).
Start contributing by leading via involvement/ rather than directing (even a 10 yr old can distribute work off a sheet).

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  1. Helpful (1)

    A great company that currently suffers from bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens (Greece)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, fast pacing, and continuously evolving.

    Cons

    Bad Management in subsidiaries and regional-wise. If you are a vendor, it's hard to get FTE.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees equally, and do not promote only the ones you brought to the company.


  2. Fantastic opportunities if you want to play the politics to get ahead, a great fit

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology is fantastic, they live and breath their products which is a good endorsement for customers. Good flexibility using technology and they do think about fairness in treating people

    Cons

    Corporate is so big and powerful that it drives business irrelevant activities down the line.
    Processes are way too complex and get in the way of getting your actual job done.
    Outsourcing has gone way too far and the company couldn't operate without the 200K+ vendors and contingent staff - so much wasted money and capability.

    Advice to Management

    Stop deskilling your people, to be a successful services and device company you can't just localise what comes out of Redmond


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